Binge Eating Disorder: The Latest Research

Binge eating disorder is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Diet and Lifestyle Interventions

Author  Anne Danahy, MS, RDN, LDN   Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of mood disorder or depression, which occurs consistently in the fall and winter, and resolves in the spring and summer. Symptoms of SAD include:

Gender and Hunger

We often hear about hunger in general, but rarely discuss the differences between males and females and how these differences can impact weight and health. Understanding these differences in appetite can help nutrition professionals to more effectively customize advice.

Eating Disorder Group or Workshop: Food Selections and Feelings (lesson plan)

Tell your clients or patients that today’s workshop or group is going to focus on the reasons why we eat and how our feelings affect our food choices. Goal Participants will understand that their eating disorder has impacted the food choices that they make because of their...

The Power of Self-Talk: 10 Things to Never Say to Yourself Again

How we talk to ourselves can affect how likely we are to suffer from depression, how resistant we are to illnesses as simple as the common cold, how likely we are to die of heart disease, and how long we will likely live.  10 things to never say to yourself again

Coaching and Counseling: The Power of Positive Affirmations

Many times people think of affirmations as cheering your clients on, sort of like becoming their own personal cheerleader. In actuality, that is not what positive affirmations are. Sure, it is OK to say “great job” and “wow, you really did well by picking a healthy choice...

Scales are for Fish (Infographic)

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Optimism and the Heart

Happy thoughts might just lead to a healthy heart. In 2012, researchers at Harvard University uncovered a link between optimism, hope, and overall satisfaction with life and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. The association remained true when age, socioeconomic...